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June 09, 2016

Feeling Stuck in the 'Right Field' of Teaching? How Teachers Can Get 'Unstuck' This Summer

Your worth as a baseball player doesn't come from your position; it comes from how you play it. It's true, you can stand out there for 18 innings and put in your time and think the world is unfair. Or you can move. You can back up third or second, you can gauge the batter and you can encourage your teammates. Standing is a choice. Moving is a choice.

May 24, 2016

State Teacher of the Year Says Teacher Appreciation Week Not Enough

Our nation's teachers are the infrastructure of this republic. Like water pipelines, roads, and bridges their purpose is that of the common good. When they do their job, it permits every other aspect of our society to function properly. But this isn't reflected in their level of appreciation

May 18, 2016

Will Teaching Change or Will We Just Keep Complaining?

I would describe our system as a spider web of interdependency, and I believe it will take transformation of almost every thread to rebuild it into a system that our kids not only deserve, but that our economy will need to continue to grow. There is no simple, cheap miracle fix that will bring about transformative change for the education profession and the American education system; the entire web needs to be re-woven.

December 02, 2015

Fixing the Teacher Shortage Begins With Stopping the Bleeding

As fingers point in all directions about the cause of the shortage, and districts scramble to find busloads of new recruits to fix it, we may be overlooking an incredibly valuable resource just under our noses: the new teachers already in our classrooms.

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